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Supracondylar fractures of the femur

Wingrove T. Jarvis and Ananda M. Nanu

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012054

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Supracondylar fractures of the femur

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Supracondylar fractures of the femur are seen in the young (high energy) and the old (low energy). Both groups have their own specific problems

The advantages and disadvantages of each surgical option must be considered in relation to the individual patient and their fracture pattern.

Chapter.  3154 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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